Session In The Rye | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by abriggs1 on 07-20-2010

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Ratings:
72
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Prohibition Pg. White foam on cloudy yellow. A good spiciness,an understated citrus, more sweet than bitter, rye edginess, pepper. Very tasty, much flavour for lower abv. Above average saison.Carbonation does not get in the way.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Urbancaver
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to baconsausage for this one!
Pours a hazy golden yellow. A lot of white head off the pour that dissipates quickly. Smells spicy from the rye. Sme nice saison funk underneath. Tastes similar. Surprisingly flavorful for 4.5 percent. Well carbonated and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Pahn
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 3/4 inch frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a hazy orange-tinged yellow. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Orange and a floral, cologne-like Belgian yeast aroma. Pretty citrusy and understated.

Taste: Spicy rye up front, along with some lemon/grapefruit citrus flavor, leading to a lot of malt and grain flavors held up by the fullish body and a constant undertone of a really classy Belgian yeast... This yeast flavor is great. Finishes very dry with a lingering lemon/grapefruit aftertaste.

Very impressively crafted beer; balanced just right, tons of flavor for the ABV but not overwhelming or brash, prominent rye that doesn't steal the whole flavor, excellent body.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a bit of a full feel (I assume from the oats). High side of moderate carbonation. Very dry, which I love.

Overall: Excellent beer. Seems to have some subtly incorporated citrusy American hops, a great yeast flavor profile, and an almost perfect mouthfeel. This is a beer to win arguments against people who think low ABV means boring flavor.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Batch 138, Bottle #14

Pours a nice deep dark amber with some hints of orange. Very small white head with some light white lacing. Nose is wheaty with soe light Rye - which I love. A tinge of belgian yeast finishes it off.

Taste is dry and a bit fruity, there's a nice bite from the Rye that's very nice. It finishes really quick and clean, it's almost a bit flat though, not in carbonation (which is done nicely) but in flavor. It's like the body should linger a little longer. As I'm thinking it more I'm starting to like it more though. Still fairly hoppy for a Saison, like all of Seans beers! Overall it's pretty solid!

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Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-orange amber color with a decent white head and some spotty lacing

S-citrus/orange, grass, honey, slight pine aroma

T-malt, lemon, spicy rye, hints of honey, nice bitter finish

F-medium body and lively carbonation, crisp

O-an interesting rye Saison, good drinkability

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Photo of duchessedubourg
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the VT Cheesemakers Festival. Warm amber color; sufficient but not bountiful head. Smells earthy, spicy & malty simultaneously. Taste is floral of hops and slightly tannic from the rye, but plenty of malt to balance it out. Finish is somewhat dry and very refreshing. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz gold foil topped bomber into a tulip glass. Batch # 138. Bottle # 20.

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color, topped with a near finger of bright-white head. Swirling gets a nice little ¼ finger frothy cap going on this, which leaves a cascade of creamy foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is sticky, tangy, and a little sharp in the nose with wheat, rye, spice, fruit, and earth all mixing wonderfully in the nose. A bit of a leafy hop backbone is present here as well. Just a pleasant and flavorful fullness to this, despite this being a little more sweet and less dry than I would have expected.

The taste is tangy and crisp on the palate, with peppery spice and soft fruity esters working their way into the mix. The rye bread taste really drives the profile though and is felt well into the finish where it lingers with some earthy bitterness and gritty parching dryness. The mouthfeel bodied, with a crisp and prickly carbonation to it the whole way through the swallow. A mellow smoothness glides underneath this though, keeping it moving nicely and that 4.5% ABV just feels right on this. It's got some presence in the mouth but isn't coming off as overly beefy on the palate or anything.

This is overall maybe a little sweeter and tangier than what you would find in a traditional Saison but that mostly comes from the use of the rye, which otherwise adds some delicious flavor and dryness of it's own to this. I especially like the easy feel here though, smooth yet crisp and the lower ABV really helps this earn its name. This was a pleasant summer quaff, full of flavor, and going down very easy. Good stuff!

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Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.01 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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